Man trapped under machinery
A man trapped under a piece of machinery Wednesday afternoon was taken to the hospital, according to Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes.
Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue responded to 1736 Serena Drive in the Grand Dunes community where a man was trapped under a back-loader, Knipes said. The man was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
The man’s condidtion was not available Wednesday.
Man threatens to cut woman’s throat
A 25-year-old Myrtle Beach said a man she had asked leave her alone threatened to cut her throat, a Myrtle Beach police report said.
The man and woman are acquaintances and he had been calling and leaving messages on her cell phone over several days and she asked him to stop.
About 6 p.m. Tuesday, she was walking on Mr. Joe White Avenue near Osceola Street when he tried to approach and talk to her. She told him to leave her alone and he threatened to cut her throat, the report said.
Officers tried to find the man, who is homeless, at a shelter but could not locate him.
An officer listened to one message left on the woman’s cell phone but said the man didn’t make any threats in the phone call.
Woman assaulted by boyfriend
Police met a 32-year-old woman at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center late Tuesday night after she had reportedly been assaulted by her boyfriend, according to a Myrtle Beach police.
The pair were arguing while driving back to Myrtle Beach from Marion County and returned home about 11 p.m.
The woman said once inside the bedroom, her boyfriend threw her on the bed, hit her in the mouth and started to choke her, the report said.
Her boyfriend gave her a ride to the hospital when she said she was hurt and needed medical attention, but left in an unknown direction after dropping her at the emergency room, the report said.
Warrants are pending in the arrest of her boyfriend. The Sun News does not identify suspects until formal charges have been filed.
Middle school awarded $150,000 grant
Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway was awarded a Next Generation Learning Challenge Grant.
Whittemore Park was one of seven schools to win a grant for developing breakthrough models for college readiness. All seven schools, according to a release from the NGLC, are creating new, whole-school solutions to improve student performance.
Whittemore Park will receive a $150,000 pre-launch planning grant and is eligible for up to $300,000 in one-to-one matching funds.
According to the release, the Horry County School District is using an iCAN model to turn around a high poverty middle school.
Gov. Haley stops in Georgetown County
Governor Nikki Haley swept up the coast of South Carolina Wednesday making stops in Charleston, Georgetown and Andrews.
She went to Georgetown Middle School where she talked to students about bullying, her message, according to a post on her official Facebook page, was “Cool kids don’t bully.”
In Andrews she went to SafeRack Manufacturing for a tour.
County to begin mosquito spraying
Horry County will begin aerial mosquito spraying Thursday evening in the northeastern portion of Loris, weather permitting.
The spraying will be conducting in the evening between 7 p.m. and dusk.
Animal Care Center to hold clinic
BD ... 10/18 The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
The clinic will offer $10 vaccines and $15 microchipping. For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 915-5172.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C.
Benefit aims to keep kids in school
On average, a high school dropout costs $127,000 in community support services over their lifetime. This means the 137 students who dropped out of Brunswick County schools in 2010 will cost taxpayers $17,399,000. “Keeping kids in schools benefits everyone and, therefore, is everyone’s responsibility,” said Joan Madsen, chairwoman of the Community In Schools Board of Directors. “Our Dropout Prevention Program is critical to the success of our students, their families, and Brunswick County.” The CIS Eleventh Annual Benefit Gala for Children is dedicated to strengthening this program which is offered at Cedar Grove, Leland and Shallotte Middle Schools.
The Cape Fear Regional Jetport will host the gala on Oct. 18. The evening includes A Taste of Brunswick County provided by area chefs, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles and music by The Andrew Thielen Big Band. To learn more visit www.cisbrunswick.org.
From staff reports